Health, Science, Environment

9:22am

Thu October 18, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

An argument for draining the Hetch Hetchy

Executive Director Mike Marshall discussing the plan to Restore Hetch Hetchy with North Beach Festival-goers

Eighty-five percent of San Francisco's water comes from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. San Francisco Proposition F calls for the city to begin evaluating the option of draining the reservoir. Before the Hetch Hetchy Valley was flooded, or the O’Shaughnessy Dam was built, environmentalists led by John Muir put up a big fight to keep it protected.

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4:57pm

Mon October 15, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Oakland clinic offers free, alternative medicine to women with cancer

Sweet clover is part of the CMCC logo, symbolizing natural strength, beauty, and grass-roots beginnings.
Photo courtesy of http://www.charlottemaxwell.org/about/treatment.html

Cancer treatments can leave a patient in intense pain, or cause nausea, fatigue, and loss of appetite. For people with low incomes or without health insurance, treatment to alleviate these side effects is often unaffordable. In Oakland, low-income women with cancer can turn to free, traditional medicine as an alternative.

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9:32pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Finding mental health somewhere between east and west

Khmer Rouge survivor Sophany Bay now provides mental health care to Cambodian patients in San Jose.

To find the Unify Event Center in San Jose, you have to weave your way through a huge parking lot, swing around the Wal Mart, and follow the music into a large banquet hall. Today just happens to be Khmer or Cambodian New Year. There are about a hundred people in the hall, sitting around large circular tables while the house band warms up for the evening’s party.

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6:18pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Asian American Mental Health: Inside Out

Credit Under CC license from Alaina Abplnalp Photography. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lainamarie/6833534625/

This article has been formatted for the web. Listen to the audio above to hear the full Q&A and story.

It’s difficult to deal with any kind of illness when it hits. But when it affects your emotional and psychological health, it’s often impossible to even describe.

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5:20pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

True Cost: The plastic bag makes its case

Under CC license from Flickr user katerha

In February, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the expansion of our existing ban on plastic, single-use bags. By October of this year, we could see fewer plastic bags in our stores and landfills, as the law further cuts down on distribution.

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